Matthew G. Jones
Matthew Jones concentrates his practice on all aspects of labor & employment law.
He defends claims of employment discrimination, retaliation, harassment, and other employment-related disputes in state and federal courts and before state and federal agencies. Additionally, he counsels employers on a wide range of employment and traditional labor matters, including issues related to hiring, discipline, reductions in force, unfair labor practice proceedings, grievance arbitrations, employment contracts, separation agreements, employee handbooks and policies, accommodation requests, overtime obligations, and employee leave rights.
Matt earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and went on to earn his Juris Doctor from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. While in law school, Matt was a member of the National ABA Moot Court Team and served as a staff editor for Loyola’s Annals of Health Law Journal. Additionally, he was a recipient of the Honors Scholarship for all three years of attendance and received the CALI Award for Excellence in Advocacy.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
- Labor & Employment Law
- Arbitration and Mediation
- Litigation and Appellate Practice
- J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law
- B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
ADMITTED TO PRACTICE
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
- Member of the Chicago Bar Association
- Successfully defended employers in both state and federal courts against claims of discrimination, retaliation, and violations of state and federal wage and hour laws.
- Obtained dismissal of charges filed before administrative agencies such as the Illinois Department of Human Rights, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Illinois Department of Labor.
- Drafted employee handbooks, workplace policies, employment contracts, and severance agreements.
- Counseled employers on collective bargaining obligations, labor arbitrations, and litigation of unfair labor practice proceedings.
- Successfully litigated matters involving breach-of-contract, fraud, breach fiduciary duty, and negligence.
- Briefed appeals in both state and federal courts.